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ESA spent $4.8 million in games lobbying last year

By Steve Watts, Jul 16, 2013 7:00pm PDT

The ESA spent $4.8 million in lobbying efforts last year, almost doubling the NRA which only spent $2.98 million.

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"Giving money to super PACs, 501(c) organizations, and the somewhat more traditional party ..."

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ESA announces large-scale ESRB awareness campaign

By Steve Watts, Mar 11, 2013 10:35am PDT

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced plans today for a series of public service announcements to educate parents on ESRB ratings and console parental controls.

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"The public could not care less to busy trying to find out what rich whore is sleeping with ..."

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ESA 'Nite to Unite' raises $822,000 for charity

By Steve Watts, Oct 30, 2012 5:00pm PDT

The ESA has announced that its recent "Nite to Unite" event raised $822,000 for educational grants and scholarships.

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Red 5 founder calls ESA SOPA position 'disingenuous'

By Steve Watts, Jan 27, 2012 9:45am PST

Mark Kern, founder of Red 5 and the "League for Gamers" protest group, talks about SOPA and PIPA, the ESA's shifting position, and how gamers need to be mindful of future legislation.

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""Kern says that his lobbying group and gamers need to be mindful of future attempts to make ..."

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California to reimburse ESA for Supreme Court legal fees

By Steve Watts, Jan 26, 2012 8:15am PST

The state of California has agreed to reimburse the Entertainment Software Association $950,000 for its Supreme Court battle, and the ESA has announced it will put a portion into a new initiative to teach underserved communities important job skills.

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"So even the people who didn't vote for any of the officials should blame themselves for what the ..."

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ESA requesting $1.1 million reimbursement for attorney fees

By Steve Watts, Jul 25, 2011 11:45am PDT

The ESA has filed a request with the Supreme Court to order the state of California to reimburse them for legal fees for the recent SCOTUS case. The organization is requesting $1.1 million.

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"That was my original line of thinking in that half-joking jab (sheesh, can't even use biting ..."

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ESA Details 'Essential Facts' About the Canadian Video Game Industry

By Xav de Matos, Nov 01, 2010 2:20pm PDT

A new report from the Entertainment Software Association of Canada, released today, details the growing video game market in Canada. The report...

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"Do people really make money doing this, or is this person so down in a rut that they think cash ..."

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Shack PSA: Sign the ECA's Petition to 'Protect Video Games Under the First Amendment'

By Xav de Matos, Oct 15, 2010 1:20pm PDT

On November 2, the State of California is taking the fight against the video game industry to the U.S. Supreme Court, despite being struck down at...

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"The game industry is currently self-regulated just like the movie industry. I think part of the ..."

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Interactive Achievement Award Winners Announced; Uncharted 2 Snags Ten

By Jeff Mattas, Feb 19, 2010 12:20pm PST

The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) announced the winners for the 13th annual Interactive Achievement Awards yesterday. Developer...

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"I stand corrected. I coulda swore i went to look for it online and it had a TBA posting on it. ..."

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Chicago Game Ad Restrictions Violate Free Speech, Claims Lawsuit

By Chris Faylor, Jul 22, 2009 8:42am PDT

The Entertainment Software Association has filed a suit against the Chicago Transit Authority, claiming that CTA's new policy to not display...

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"telling a corporation they cant make games with violent content is a no-go. that is protected ..."

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Study Finds 8.5% of U.S. Youth Addicted to Games

By Chris Faylor, Apr 20, 2009 7:08pm PDT

An Iowa State University and National Institute on Media and the Family (NIMF) study has concluded that 8.5% of its 1,178 U.S. participants, aged...

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"should be one question "have you ever sucked a d@!& for latest mario game?""

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ESA Spent Nearly $1M on Q4 Game Lobbying

By Nick Breckon, Mar 09, 2009 4:31pm PDT

The Entertainment Software Association spent $980,000 on lobbying efforts in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to an AP report. The group spent...

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"1 millions?? that's IT? what kind of a louse congressman/senator can you buy for a single ..."

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California Violent Game Law Again Deemed Illegal

By Chris Faylor, Feb 20, 2009 1:22pm PST

The U.S. Court of Appeals today upheld an earlier ruling that found a 2005 California state law, meant to restrict the sale of violent games to...

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"Only on this site can a serious discussion about video games and the law turn into a discussion ..."

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Microsoft Launches 'Get Game Smart' Parental Awareness Campaign

By Chris Faylor, Jan 14, 2009 8:11am PST

As part of its ongoing family-oriented efforts, Microsoft today unveiled its "Get Game Smart" initiative to educate parents about family-friendly...

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"Are you serious? They are going to rob a f liquor store because they played video games? Let ..."

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ESA Spent Over $1 Million Lobbying American Government in Q3

By Blake Ellison, Oct 20, 2008 3:14pm PDT

The Entertainment Software Association, known more simply as the government lobby for the video games industry, spent $1,090,000 in the...

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